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TSUNAMI CAPSULE

ROCKET SLED This modern Noah’s ark is a floating capsule designed to preserve life in the event of an earthquake or tsunami. Idea International developed and tested the capsule with MSC Nastran and Patran. Learn more about the life-preserving capsule.

On August 13, 1981 PDA, under contract to the US government, set the World Land Speed Record with the unmanned rocket sled at 6,117 mph using a four-stage rocket train and a 10,000 ft. helium filled bag on the tracks to keep the rocket sled’s bracket from melting. The entire

ROBOSAURUS

I N N O VAT I O N S made possible with MSC solutions

LANDING OF THE CURIOSITY ROVER

VIRTUAL KNEE MODEL

Inventor, Doug Malewicki’s Robosaurus is a fire breathing, car eating, t-rex robot standing at 40 feet

LifeModeler’s Virtual Knee could walk,

and weighing 30 tons.

dance and even golf. Created using

Converting from an

LifeMOD software with Adams and

industrial truck, the

Marc, this powerful model has enabled

ferocious spectacle is

innovation with fewer “live” trials.

referred to as the world’s largest transformer. Designed and developed during the early ‘90s, you can still see the Robosaurus in action

Termed the “Seven Minutes of

at Monster Truck and

Terror”, the simulation of the

Air shows. MSC/Pal

Curiosity Rover’s landing on Mars

was used to analyze.

was entrusted to Adams for a perfect

the famous robot.

touchdown on the first try. Adams

See Robosaurus in Action

was used to simulate every detail of the rover’s landing on Mars. Watch the Curiosity’s Landing

FENDER® PATENTED BASS NECK

Profile for MSC Software

Simulating Reality  

Spring 2013

Simulating Reality  

Spring 2013

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